Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab al-Tazi

Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab al-Tazi-The author of Salat (Durood) Kamila/Nariyah

العلم النافع

He is the knower of Allah, the baraka of Fez, sayyidi Abul Mawahib Abd al-Wahhab al-Tazi al-Fasi.

As his name implies, al-Tazi’s family came from Taza in eastern Morocco, being part of a Sharifian clan called Rashida, although he himself was born and grew up in Fez. Among al-Tazi’s teachers and initiators are several interesting names. Makhluf lists them: first, in the Maghrib, sayyidi Muhammad b. Buzayyan al-Ghandusi (d. 1146/1733-4), then Mawlay Ahmad al-Siqilli (d. 1177/1762), sayyidi Abd al-Aziz al-Dabbagh and finally sayyidi Abdullah b. Abd al-Jalil al-Barnawi (d. 1116/1704-5), a scholar and Sufi from the central Sudani state of Borno.

The scholar and historian Muhammad b. Ja’far al-Kittani wrote in Salwat al-Anfas,

“Among those that he had met in his beginnings is the Renowned Pole, Mawlana Abd al-Aziz al-Dabbagh (may Allah be pleased with him). He had been privileged to encounter him frequently, seek his blessing, take from him…

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